Martin Luther King Jr Quotes1929 - 1968
Be encouraged by the words of Martin Luther King Jr.. He was born on January 15, 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. And was assassinated on April 4, 1968. He was a Baptist minister who grew up in the church surrounded by a family whose faith in God was strong and alive; to quote Martin Luther King Jr, "Now of course I was religious; I grew up in the church. I'm the son of a preacher, I'm the great-grandson of a preacher, and the great-great-grandson of a preacher. My father is a preacher, my grandfather was a preacher, my great-grandfather was a preacher, my only brother is a preacher, my Daddy's brother is a preacher. So I didn't have much choice, I guess."
He was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. His life ended too early when an assassin's bullet claimed his life in 1968. This very famous man had a strong personality and determination. One of his most famous speeches, which lives on today was the speech, "I Have A Dream." When he was 35 years old, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 (the youngest person at that time to receive the award). And true to his character the money from the award, $54,000, he gave to further the civil rights movement. Be inspired by his words.
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